Josh Horton Named Big West Men's Cross Country Athlete Of The Week

Sept. 25, 2001

Santa Barbara, CA - The Big West Conference announced this week's athletes of the week. UC Santa Barbara's own Josh Horton took the men's cross country award. Horton was the winner of the conference show-down between Cal Poly SLO and the Gauchos, winning the UCSB 8k course in a time of 24:43. The mark currently leads the conference as the fastest 8k time run this year. The conference also released a compiled top-10 list for 8k marks run this season, of which UCSB claims 5 of the top 10 bests.

TOP TEN BIG WEST 8,000 METER MARKS (as of 9/22/01)


MEN (8,000 Meters or 8K)
1. Josh Horton UCSB 9/22 UCSB Invite 24:43
2. Eric Gans UCSB 9/22 UCSB Invite 24:45
3. David Jackson CP 9/22 UCSB Invite 24:46
Paulo Carvalho CP 922 UCSB Invite 24:46
4. Brandon von Guenthner UCSB 9/22 UCSB Invite 24:51
5. Aaron Sharp UCSB 9/22 UCSB Invite 25:02
Kurt Wolf UI 9/22 Sundodger Invite 25:02
6. Ryan Jensen UI 9/22 Sundodger Invite 25:03
7. Kenneth Sang UI 9/22 Sundodger Invite 25:11
8. Steve Rider UCSB 9/22 UCSB Invite 25:13
9. Daniel Avila CP 9/22 UCSB Invite 25:18
10. Bryce Lighthall CSF 9/1 CS Fullerton Invite 25:41
Jake Bouey CP 9/22 UCSB Invite 25:41